Political Reform in Bahrain
Institutional Transformation, Identity Conflict and Democracy
Routledge – 2011 – 224 pages
This book examines the current political situation in Bahrain and in particular the process of reform that has taken place in recent years. It explores both the roles of the ruling elites as well as opposition actors and shows the major influence of identity politics in this important Gulf state.
Introduction Part 1: Context 1. The Locale 2. Years Preceding the Reforms Part 2: Reforms, Actors and Processes 3. Institutions and Laws 4. Actors and their Outlooks 5. Forms, Places, and Debates in Interaction Part 3: Conclusion
Katja Niethammer is Post-Doc Fellow at the Center for International and Regional Studies, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar